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Twitter administrator in New York files lawsuit over dismissal and demands refund | Twitter

Former managers of Twitter’s New York City office Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the social media company over billionaire Elon Musk’s sudden dismissal in December 2022 after taking over the company. rice field. about 80% of staff.

of lawsuit Twitter alleged that it violated the Displaced Building Services Workers Protection Act by failing to hire a custodian after the contract ended, hiring a new contractor, and failing to hire an employee under a previous contract. ing.

of New York City Displaced Building Services Workers Protection Act The law requires new building owners, managers, contractors and commercial lessees to employ employees during a 90-day transition period, provided that the employee’s performance is satisfactory. continued employment must be offered if deemed to be

The managers at Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco, who were also abruptly laid off in December 2022, gave San Francisco the following motivation: pass A similar bill will come into force in April 2023.

The lawsuit alleges that workers are being paid “hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages” for violations of the law.

The trade union representing workers, SEIU 32BJ, sent a letter of request to: twitter It recommended to the company that by December 2022, it will be obligated to hire employees for a minimum of 90 days. The complaint alleges that Twitter did not respond.

“They are out of work and their families are suffering and suffering. This is a really bad situation and this is exactly the situation the law was designed to prevent,” said Hugh Baran, an attorney at Kakarek Law Firm. said. Representing workers in litigation. “Twitter has taken a lot of time to notify us of violations and still refuses to comply in any way. Our clients are taking very brave steps to enforce the law here. increase.”

When Twitter hired a new contractor, NeXgen Facilities Group, in February 2023, the union also informed the new contractor that it was obligated to keep employees on previous contracts for a minimum of 90 days. This was also ignored.

managers protested They said their layoffs just before the Christmas holidays were shocking, with no income, and they worried about whether they would be able to pay for food, living expenses, and health insurance. Many of the employees have been with Twitter since 2015 and previously retained their jobs when the company switched contractors.

“I was so happy to work for Twitter.I was able to pay my bills and hire a babysitter for my kids. I don’t know if it will happen,” said Laureta, who said she didn’t want to use her last name for fear of future employment implications. interview Interviewed by The Guardian in January 2023. “There was no explanation. No New Years or Happy New Years, we were thinking about our jobs and whether to go back.”

Twitter faces a number of lawsuits from former employees, vendors and shareholders following Elon Musk’s takeover of the company.

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4 Twitter vendors It has been submitted A class action lawsuit was filed against Twitter in California in May 2023, accusing the company of failing to pay bills ranging from $40,000 to $140,000 for services it performed last year.

Affiliate of global investment company KKR It has been submitted In May 2023, a lawsuit was filed against Twitter over approximately $1.3 million in unpaid rent for Twitter office space in Oakland, Calif. He has previously filed lawsuits over unpaid rent.

Twitter also faces lawsuits from workers with disabilities claim The policy of reporting in the office and recording intense and long working hours discriminates against workers with disabilities, with 2,000 former employees pursuit of claims Dispute Twitter through individual arbitration. Lawyers representing the former employees said Twitter was prolonging the arbitration process.

Elon Musk fired Twitter’s press team shortly after taking over ownership of the company and did not respond to a request for comment except in an automated email replying: poop emoji. NeXgen Facilities Group also did not respond to a request for comment. Twitter administrator in New York files lawsuit over dismissal and demands refund | Twitter

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